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Icemaker is dripping

I was told to check the inlet switches continuity but im not sure what test ports i am suppost to use iwithout looking i think there is maybe six each with a different letter by the way this is a kenmore coldspot model#59227990 any help would be greatly appreciated my wife hates warm soda

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  • bigbad Jan 08, 2008

    hey thanks for the respons and yes the mold is flaking apart so i guess i have to replace the whole thing just curiuos what exactly happened so i guess you cant relpace certain parts on these particular modules?

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You may need to replace icemaker. Pull icemaker out and look at the mold to see if it is flaking apart.

Posted on Jan 08, 2008

  • Douglas Woods Jan 09, 2008

    part # for the mold crosses over to icemaker

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Before you begin to test your icemaker's water inlet valve, make sure you disconnect the appliance's power supply. The easiest way to do this is to unplug the unit from the wall. Alternatively, you could trip the appropriate switch in the circuit breaker panel, or you could remove the appropriate fuse from your home's fuse box.

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  3. Your water inlet valve is held in place on your refrigerator by means of a metal bracket. Use a screwdriver or a nutdriver to remove the screw that holds the water valve's bracket to the refrigerator cabinet. Gently pull the water valve out of the cabinet, and remove the tube from the outlet port.


  4. There are two wires connecting to the terminals of your water inlet valve. If yours is a double solenoid water valve, it will have four wires. Be sure to label each wire so that you know where to reconnect them later. Firmly grasp the metal connector of the wires in order to remove the wires. You may need to use a pair of needle-nosed pliers. Do not pull on the wires themselves.


  5. Set your multitester to the R X 1 ohms setting to test for continuity. Place each of the multitester's leads on a terminal. Your multitester should display a reading between 200 and 500 ohms. Closely examine your water inlet valve. The exact ohm resistance rating you should test for may be marked on the valve.


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